Facebook is not a useful tool for meaningful thought or discussion. Oh, yeah, it’s great for wishing someone happy birthday, or announcing happy news, or sharing life’s tidbits. But reducing our current political climate to memes simply dumbs-down the discussion. While some memes are quite clever, most are simply ignorant. I fault all – regardless of where on the political spectrum – for thinking a meme is helpful. While because of my own politics I roll my eyes at more conservative memes, there are liberal and progressive ones that are equally unintelligent.
After nearly seven years of blog silence, I’ve resurrected the blog I started back in 2007. At that time, “Conquering the Divide” was my personal forum to write of my life in Canada, differences between the US & Canada, and other musings. I last wrote in 2013, and in 2014, our then-web hosting lost everything. Just recently I went to the Wayback Machine, a fun site to look up old websites, and lo and behold! Conquering the Divide lived there!
I had the site restored, and used a couple of 3rd party services to work out the chinks. I’m so happy that Conquering the Divide has returned.
It’s nice to be back. Hope you’ll enjoy it, but the main purpose is self-therapeutic.